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Beautifully Restored Town Centre Apartment

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, Great Central Location, Roof Terrace, Internet

APARTMENT PONTE ROMANA is a charming and intriguing property, standing proudly by the Roman Bridge in beautiful Tavira Town, and offers an excellent standard of accommodation for guests wishing to be right in the centre of the action! The apartment is situated within a large corner building and access is via the main street. There are then 2 flights of stairs to reach the private hallway - and it should be noted that there is no elevator access. The internal decoration has been recently refurbished combining a wonderful mix of old and new characteristics. The accommodation comprises 1 double bedroom, 2 twin bedrooms, 1 bathroom, kitchen, dining area and beautiful open lounge, directly overlooking the river. From the kitchen, stairs lead to a private roof top terrace with comfy seating overlooking the Moorish-style roves and chimney tops - right out to the ocean. Perfect for sundowners! Everything you will need is right on the doorstep, and the boat to the beach just a couple of minutes walk away. Air conditioning and unlimited WIFI access are included. PLEASE NOTE - we do not recommend this apartment for young children in respect of the roof terrace

Registration Number : 27360-AL

Property Manager
Rachel Robinson
Speaks: english, portuguese
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018


Tavira Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Town
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 (Outer) - toilet , outdoor shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Upstairs on Roof Terrace
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • tennis


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(6 traveler reviews)

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Beautifully Restored Town Centre Apartment
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

5* apartment

  • 5 of 5

It's a really good apartment, with a fantastic location and decoration.

You are where everything happens, but you go in and you have peace, soundproofing is perfect.

Only two little things could improve, lights in the upper terrace and more electricity plugs.

Almost forgot to mention the sympathy and availability.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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clean bright home from home!

  • 5 of 5

We have visited Tavira several times and this is by far the best accommodation we have stayed at. The location within Tavira is second to none.

We met Rachel who welcomed us to the apartment and showed us around. Each room is of a high standard, the apartment was spotlessly clean, tastefully decorated and a credit to the owners.

The rooftop terrace has fantastic views of Tavira and the view from the living room window in particular is a lasting memory.

We would definitely recommend this property albeit with a slight selfish reluctance in case it was booked for when we wanted to book again!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful central apartment

  • 5 of 5

This is a fantastic apartment right in the centre of gorgeous Tavira with stunning views over the Roman bridge and beyond. It has been fantastically renovated to a very high standard with everything you could need for a perfect holiday. Very fresh, clean and tastefully decorated. The lounge has panoramic views over the town and there are 3 good sized bedrooms and 3 shower rooms with aircon throughout. The rooftop terrace is a great space with fantastic views over the whole of Tavira. Step outside and you are a few steps from the bridge to one side and the beautiful Bishops Square to the other. Perfect apartment. Can't wait to return. 😊

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this apartment for a week, it was perfect. Had everything you could wish for. Home from home. Will be booking again in the future..Thankyou Rachel

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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perfect apartment

  • 5 of 5

the apartment is even better than the pictures it is obviously not for small children or the elderly due to the stairs but otherwise it is faultless

we were even allowed to stay longer on our last day as no one was booked in until the day after this really made a real difference to our to last day as we were still able to go to the beach and relax knowing we had a base to shower change and pack before our 7pm flight

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Le plus bel emplacement de Tavira

  • 5 of 5

Appartement de grand confort (hormis l'absence de lave vaisselle), climatisation puissante, très bien équipé, comme refait à neuf, doubles vitrages (nécessaire dans un quartier touristique où pas mal de passage et joueur de xylophone devant le pont tous les soirs). Superbe terrasse avec vue à 360° imprenable sur le pont romain et sur la vieille ville.

Un endroit unique. Un rêve.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
Town Centre
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
A22 Tavira Exit 16
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
Town Centre
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Boat to Tavira Island
Car: not necessary


When staying at Apartment Romana, you are right in the middle of the action! Once known as the capital of the Algarve, Tavira stands proud amongst Portuguese history books and you will not fail to be enthralled by its unspoilt charm, character and tranquility. As you wander along the cobbled streets, you'll see an abundance of history and wonderful architecture. A Roman bridge links the 2 parts of the town across the River Gilao, its sides decorated with traditional old bars and restaurants - perfect for lazy lunches or a glass or 2!.

On one side of the town there is a large square which has entertainment in the summer months, and by crossing the Roman Bridge to the other side of the town, you will find a little more life in the evenings with a great selection of restaurants tucked away down the streets and a few later opening café/bars. Features and things to visit include the many churches (37 in total!), the Town Castle and the Camara Obscura with its stunning aerial views. There is a range of shops to explore, as well as the old market building recently restored with cafes, shops and artisan, and also the traditional indoor market selling locally grown produce and fresh fish. To enjoy and see the full Tavira aspect, you can take the passenger train which follows a set route around the town, or you can personalize your experience by taking a ‘TUK TUK’ tour in the small vehicles for 2 – 6 persons.

Tavira is the perfect central location, with great bus, train and road networks connecting along the whole of the Algarve Coastline.


The Beach Island of Tavira is just stunning. As a natural island separated from the mainland by the River Formosa, it is reached by catching a ferry from the main Tavira Harbour or towards Quatro Aguas. A excellent range of facilities is available including beach bars and a great selection of restaurants suiting most tastes. You can also hire sunbeds and sunshades. During the high summer season, there are also water sports and fun activities for all to enjoy. The sands are lovely and white, the sea is calm and together, these ingredients provide a wonderful tropical beach atmosphere akin to the Caribbean!


…….by travelling a little further afield there are a good range of things to do to suit all tastes. For nature lovers there are forest walks, cruises along the River Guadiana or natures trails along the Ria Formosa Reserve where bird watching is in abundance! By travelling towards the West there are some excellent shopping centres in Faro and Ghia as well as the famous Water Parks and Zoo Marine (wonderful for children), all easily reached by car or by day trip coach (around 45 minutes). From this property it is also easy to take a day trip to Spain. The lovely border town of Ayamonte is not far, and once there you can sample the delights of another country, including wine, tapas and excellent shopping. You can travel by car, or use public transport to get to Vila Real de Santo Antonio and from there take the 15 minute ferry crossing across the Guadiana River between Spain and Portugal. For the more adventurous the vibrant city of Seville is approx 170km away and for budding historians the Castle at Castro Marim is worth a look.


This is perfect accommodation for golfers wishing to sample the excellent courses situated in the Eastern Algarve. Within a 20km radius there are 6 courses to choose from. Benamor and the 2 Quintas (Ria and Cima) are the most popular and have fantastic scenery and sea views. The prestigious Monte Rei course designed by Jack Nicklaus, whilst a little costly, offers the height of golfing luxury. Travelling East to towards the Spanish Border, the challenging courses of Castro Marim and the Ballesteros Signature Course Quinta do Vale both come highly recommended.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

• Changeover days are generally flexible
• Normal check in time is 16.00h and Checkout time is 10.00h - These times will only be applied if absolutely necessary and we will accommodate arrival and departure as fully as possible
• An additional charge will be levied for evening/night check-ins
• On arrival you will be greeted by one of our friendly Smartavillas Team Members who will explain all aspects of the property and any points of local interest
• Smartavillas fully trained personnel are always available 24/7 should you need assistance of any kind
• Within the property you will find our guide entitled ‘What to do and where to do it’ which includes local information, activities and restaurant recommendations.

• Bed Sheets and Towels
• Cleaning on departure
• Housekeeping Service – if you would like a housekeeping service during the course of your stay (whether short term of long term rental periods) – the price is 10E per guest and will include a change of bed linen and towels and a basic clean. You can request this as many times as you wish during your rental period.
• Private Airport Transfers – we can arrange these for any number of passengers. Quote available on request. We also offer private transport services to and from places of interest.
• Travel Cots and Highchairs - available for rental
• We also offer a shopping service – perfect for late night arrivals.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.